Leading General Contractor and Leading Software Provider Working Together Consolidate Data and Standardize Processes
TORONTO – March 16, 2010 – CMiC, the leader in providing software solutions for the construction industry, and JE Dunn Construction Company, the tenth largest general building contractor in the United States, announced the successful completion of the One Dunn initiative, in which CMiC helped JE Dunn convert and consolidate all current system data so JE Dunn could merge 5 operating companies into one. The One Dunn initiative standardizes process, including project management, payroll, accounts payable, logistics and accounts receivable, across JE Dunn’s 18 offices and has made security and the maintenance of roles easier.
"In these challenging economic times, the efficiencies gained by streamlining processes allows JE Dunn to deliver to all of its clients the most cost effective construction projects possible," said John Jacobs, CIO of JE Dunn Construction Company.
An 18 month endeavor, The JE Dunn team spent six months determining needs, reviewing and then standardizing processes. Once CMiC became involved, the two teams used CMiC’s Business Process Mapping process to document, map and standardize processes. Using every CMiC application, the two teams worked together to consolidate the data and tested the process by implementing six mini-conversions. All of this preparation, planning and effort helped minimize the impact on the end-users, all of whom saw no loss in functionality and no downtime.
"This project was a huge success," said Gord Rawlins, president, CMiC. "CMiC and JE Dunn worked together to convert, extract, map, and validate all of JE Dunn’s data, and with a company of JE Dunn’s size, this was an incredible undertaking. Both teams put in extra time and effort to complete this project, and regularly communicated to ensure its success. The accuracy rate was outstanding, and the JE Dunn and CMiC team deserve praise for their extra work and effort on this amazing accomplishment."
The One Dunn initiative also included the construction of a new headquarters for JE Dunn, in Kansas City, MO. The building is the first LEED Gold certified corporate headquarters building in Kansas City and houses the advanced technological infrastructure that JE Dunn uses to run CMiC software, which has increased operating and processing speed exponentially.
"The level of complexity associated with this huge project required the highest level of performance and communication. The JE Dunn/CMiC team exceeded all expectations in their successful completion of this project. Both teams are to be praised for their performance," said John Jacobs, CIO, JE Dunn Construction Company.
"CMiC would like to congratulate JE Dunn on the success of One Dunn," said Gord Rawlins, president, CMiC. "We look forward to working with JE Dunn and continuing to provide them with the best service, support and software solutions in the construction industry."
About JE Dunn
JE Dunn Construction is the tenth largest general building contractor in the United States with offices in 18 locations. JE Dunn’s services include general contracting, construction management and design-build in construction categories including healthcare, sustainable construction, commercial offices, education and government. Founded in 1924, JE Dunn remains family-owned and is represented by three generations of the Dunn family in its day-to-day operations.
CMiC is the leader in creating the most advanced and technologically open enterprise-wide software solutions for the construction industry for over 35 years. With some of the largest AEC/O organizations in North America as clients, CMiC has unique insight into the business needs of the industry. CMiC Open Enterprise v10 is most advanced construction software solution ever created that lowers costs, improves productivity and increases interoperability.
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